SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Maria Devlin M.A., NASENCO and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
External Specialists and Other Bodies
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Behaviour Support Services
- Autistic Spectrum Support Team
- School Educational Psychologist
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- East Durham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Educational Social Workers
- Occupational Therapy Service for Children
- Place 2 Be Counselling Service
- Seaham One Point Hub
- Speech and Language Therapy
- The Service for Hearing Impaired
- The Service for the Visually Impaired
- Sunderland Royal Hospital Paediatrics
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. At Ropery Walk Primary School, our notional SEN budget is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- providing additional resources
- providing additional support staff to allow for focused small group activities
- using outside agencies/assessments
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
A Costed Provision Map will be developed in liaison with the child, young person, parent or carer. An example of a costed provision map can be found here: